El Khorazaty, M. Tamer, Galal Abada and Rowaida Rashed. 2004. Flexible Design Guidelines. A Demonstration Case Study: Port Ghalib, Marsa Alam. Unpublished Paper.
The paper starts out by introducing Port Ghalib, Marsa Alam and highlighting the Primary Guidelines document that has been prepared for the area on the city/ settlement planning level. It goes on to explain the items on which the document has been based, elucidating flexible spots. Following the above-indicated introduction, the paper illustrates a more specific Design Guidelines document for one of the districts within Port Ghalib, namely: the Canals Village. This is done with the aim of showing the difference in details between the Primary Design Guidelines prepared on the city/ settlement planning level and the Design Guidelines prepared on the urban design level. It is the intention to prove that flexibility evolves from the strong association between Guidelines and the different levels of planning. The more this association is consistent the more flexible guidelines are. Guidelines on the regional scale are general, providing a primary adaptable vision although they are comprehensive and deal with somewhat detailed issues. Moving from this scale till the plot scale, guidelines are more specific and exclusive.
Note: Taken from the Introduction to the Report.
Dr. M. Tamer El Khorazaty is associate professor at the Department of Urban Planning, Faculty of Engineering of Ain Shams University. Rowaida Rashed is an assistant lecturer at the same department. Galal Abada is an assistant professor at the Department of Architecture of Ain Shams University.